|The Moment - Jack Anderton|
Expanding on the his earlier ambient, atmospheric electronic music, The Moment starts in a calm unprepossessing manner with 3 ambient tracks before settling into a pattern of lightly toned ambient electronic music with a slightly poppy theme. One element of the album is the extended use of untampered field recordings which complement the ambience greatly. The album does change in tone and genre from beginning to end but is held together via the samples and melodies that lend the record an airy t...
Keywords: jack; anderton; ambient; experimental; sample; acoustic; electronic; moment
|Random Proportions - Loose Link|
Debut release from Loose Link, a sound collage artist from New Zealand. Random Proportions is a collection of hip-hop breaks, cut'n'paste samples, audio collages and unconnected sounds connected. Instead of pasting together samples and loops into pop songs, a la The Avalanches and RJD2, Loose Link arranges them into thick, layered soundscapes, morphing voices, beats and orchestras into a blanket of comforting chaos which owes as much to ambient as it does hip-hop and breakbeat...
Keywords: loose link; jerky oats; cut-up; hip-hop; sample; breakbeat; experimental; dub; glitch; ambient; electronic
|Electron Mace EP - Loose Link|
Loose Link's second release, the Electron Mace EP charts a gradual move away from his debut album, towards a more fractured sound, with samples, loops and beats fitting together in a less logical, more abstract manner. The first five tracks are all reworkings by Loose Link himself, while the second half of the package finds remixes in various styles, from the Euro-dance leanings of Dinimiciúla Duo, Option Command's more modern computer cool, cubus and Human Robot's ambience, Second Thought's ac...
Keywords: loose link; jerky oats; cut-up; hip-hop; sample; breakbeat; experimental; dub; glitch; ambient; electronic; sven meyer; dinimiciéla duo; option command; cubus; second thought; human robot interaction; flying battery